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Teacher Spotlight: Melissa Chin-Parker of Hartnell College
We bring you another installment of our Teacher Spotlight series, where we chat with teachers from around the country, picking their brain about their theater program and the art of teaching theater. This month, we talked to Melissa Chin-Parker of Hartnell College, fresh off their run of Miss Electricity by Kathryn Walat.

What made you decide to teach theater?

I have two teaching credentials, but even before that I think I always enjoyed teaching. As a youth I was a summer camp counselor / Recreation Leader and was always ...
7 Educators on Why They Decided to Teach Theatre
Over the years, we’ve had the chance to speak with numerous educators, picking their brains about the art of teaching theatre. One question we love to ask is why they decided to start teaching theater. From the longtime theater geeks, to those inspired by a teacher of their own, to those who stumbled into it, every story is different. Here are their answers.

Theatre literally saved me. I had a rough upbringing, and when I found theatre my junior year in high school, I had come home. Theatre took me off a very dodgy path, and fueled my creativity, and gave me a ...
8 Teachers on the Benefits of Theatre Education
Over the years, we’ve had the chance to speak with numerous educators, picking their brains about the art of teaching theatre. One question we love to ask is how they feel students benefit from their involvement in theatre—after all, no one can witness the transformational power of theatre firsthand quite like a teacher. Here are some of their answers.

I have found that theatre brings out the best in kids—that they will say to me, “I’d really like to do the musical, but I can’t sing (or dance or acted before.)” Well, let me tell you! I have taught ...
Teacher Spotlight: David Boone of White Station High School
We bring you another installment of our Teacher Spotlight series, where we chat with teachers from around the country, picking their brain about their theater program and the art of teaching theater. This month we spoke with David Boone of White Station High School in Tennessee about how he keeps teaching fresh, the many ways theater benefits students, and his recent production of Nora’s Lost.


What inspired you to become a theater educator?

I was inspired by the work of Stephen Slaughter at Bossier Parish Community College. Stephen started the ...
   
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